Infrared Landscapes

Enough lens reviews – back to just pictures – and infrared ones at that!

I’ve usually used IR for specific genres – medium distance views of deciduous trees, graveyards and spooky stuff generally. What I’ve been trying (with mixed success) over the last few years is to use it for what you might call ‘classical landscapes’ to see what happens – so here are the results.

First – taken on the modified Fuji F810 + R72 and a walk down to the coast cliffs in the summer to Winspit. The lines cut into the hill are medieval strip lynchets built to press more land into production on hill slopes.

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Next a lunchtime trip from work believe it or not (living in Dorset has it’s advantages). Rather than my usual treatment of  desaturating everything and then toning , the channel mixer was used. There’s not much room for manoeuvre though as most of the information is in the red channel.

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More channel mixing here – to give a ‘blood red’ effect. The shot was taken across the fields to Dorchester on a long tele setting.

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Finally a personal favourite – storm clouds bubbling up on the horizon and a long walk to the car park. Simple desaturation and ‘levels’.

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As always these shots are taken for the book cover market, and all comments, critiques and questions are welcome.

Thanks for looking!

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